signature and date: lower right: "Marc Perper '40"
The subject was a Russian dancer, a member of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo when it toured the United States in 1940. He is represented in the costume of Eustace Tilley, a character in the ballet "The New Yorker," which was choreographed by Léonide Massine to music by George Gershwin. The ballet was a humorous work based on characters assembled from the pages of "The New Yorker" magazine.
Gift of Richard McCandless Gipson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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